Mining the Past: The History, People and Places of the Silvermines District 2019.nnnnSilvermines Historical Society 2018 Volume 7nnnn”This is the seventh edition of ‘Mining the Past’ and again the articles and the photographs continue to be produced; a thank you to those who continue to contribute.
The Work of the editing committee is critical to the quality and success of the book and a huge thank you id due to to this group for their diligence and hard work. I would like to thank those who helped with talks during the year. There were a number of outings which would not have been possible without the co-operation of many people including guides and land-owners.
It is always helpful to bring the past into our busy lives as it gives an appreciation of what we have now and how much change has happened in a small number of generations. We tend to take too much for granted. No one would wish to return to conditions that our forebears endured, but an understanding of the distance between then and now and the journey in between, has to be beneficial.
I especially thank you the reader. It is easier to continue this work with your encouragement, interest, and enthusiasm.
– Seán Ó Cinnéide, Cathaoirleach